This week in Winning Post

Mighty campaigner Black Heart Bart has won 16 races including five at Group 1 level, but it's been bang on nine months since he last greeted the judge.

Trainer Darren Weir will be hoping a trip back to his native Western Australia will fix that this week, as Bart attacks Saturday's Railway Stakes.

He'll have to contend with top weight, and it may be that Bart is better suited a fortnight hence in the weight-for-age Kingston Town Classic, but you know one thing: the horse who wears his heart on his forehead will be giving his all.

The WA Guineas is the main support act on a quality-packed Ascot program.

Back east, the Victorian spring carnival has its last hurrah with the running of a 10-race card on Sportsbet-Ballarat Cup day. And that's not the only cup action this weekend, because Winning Post will carry full form guides for the country cup days at Wodonga (Friday), bet365 Park Kilmore (Sunday) and Goulburn (Sunday).

Our form coverage kicks off on Friday with full form guides for the Wodonga cup day, Cessnock and the Cranbourne night meeting plus fields, colours and selections for Orange, Port Lincoln, Townsville and Sunshine Coast (night).

The metro racing this Saturday is at Sportsbet-Ballarat in Victoria, Rosehill in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide, Doomben in Brisbane and Ascot in Perth.

Winning Post carries full-colour liftout guides for all those meetings plus Yarra Valley (Vic/SA/Tas edition), Gosford (NSW edition) and Gold Coast (Queensland edition), as well as fields, tips, ratings and/or colours for other TAB Saturday cards.

On Sunday we've got liftout formguides for four more TAB meetings plus fields, ratings, tips and colours for a stack more Sunday and Monday programs.

Don't forget Winning Post now carries trackwork reports for all four Melbourne training tracks, all three in Sydney, Morphettville in Adelaide and a general Brisbane report.

Away from the form, we've got news columns from Queensland, NSW, six Victorian districts, SA and Tasmania.

Our readers have their say on page 4, while further back in the book Shane Templeton reminisces, Paul Richards presents his unique take on the sport, Tony Kneebone brings you his Snippets column and Number Cruncher delivers the stats that matter.

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Inside Winning Post November 25 edition you'll find liftout form guides for:
Cranbourne (night), Wodonga, Cessnock
Sportsbet-Ballarat, Rosehill, Morphettville Parks, Doomben, Ascot, Yarra Valley (Vic/SA/WA edition), Gosford (NSW edition), Gold Coast (Qld edition)
bet365 Park Kilmore, Swan Hill, Goulburn, Sunshine Coast
What do you think of the Melbourne Cup weight scale?
Eye Catchers
Each week Paul Richards identifies horses from recent race meetings that he believes are ready to win. Here we update you when they are about to have their next start.
Ladbrokes Park Hillside Saturday - R6 N6 Concealer 5th
Ladbrokes Park Hillside Saturday - R10 N8 Petition 6th
Letter of the Week

I'm calling it

Now the dust has settled from the Flemington carnival and all us oldies argue about the best performance of the carnival, to me the question is easy — without doubt it was Matthew Hill. His calls were almost faultless.
We talk about pressure on jockeys and trainers — what about the pressure on this man?
We are inclined to take him for granted, as we did Greg Miles, as he calls for the biggest audience of all time on free-to-air and pay TV.
From an old racegoer who has heard race callers since the 1950s, this guy is as good as there has ever been.


David Wilkins
Gold Coast (Qld)
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Paul Richards introduces a fun formula each week designed to come up with the odd winner for those looking for a small interest or to see if systems really work. On this page he subjects Saturday's fields to one of those systems: